Core77 2012 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners, expanding categories, leveraging online scale, increasing transparency and decreasing plane fuel in the process.
“For our second year, we present 17 categories of entry, providing designers, researchers and writers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts. The top professional and student entries will win the Awards trophy, and all honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery, across the Core77 online network and in the official awards publication.”
Go to the site here and see all the details and a video. Early registrants will receive a limited-edition 2012 poster designed by Studio Lin.
Here is the line-up of international Jury Captains, each of whom will pick their own local jury members for their category:
INTERACTION: Matt Webb, CEO and Principal of BERG, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Principals of BERG, London, United Kingdom
CONSUMER PRODUCTS: Nicolas Roope, Founder and Owner of HULGER / PLUMEN and Founder and Owner of Poke, London, United Kingdom
SPECULATIVE: Bruce Sterling, Author of “Beyond the Beyond” at Wired
SERVICE: Panthea Lee, Co-Founder and Principal of Reboot, New York, NY, USA
EQUIPMENT: Renke He, Dean and Professor at School of Design at Hunan University, Changsha City, Hunan Province, China
WRITING & COMMENTARY (New): Alice Twemlow, Chair of MFA in Design Criticism at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
SOFT GOODS: Michael DiTullo, Creative Director of frog design, San Francisco, CA, USA
FURNITURE & LIGHTING: Zoë Ryan, Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
FOOD (New): Marc Brétillot, Food Designer, Paris, France
VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Min and Sulki Choi, Co-Directors of Sulki and Min, Seoul, Korea
PACKAGING: Laurent Hainaut, Co-Founder and Partner of Raison Pure Design Group and Founder, President and CEO of Raison Pure NYC, Paris, France
TRANSPORTATION: Jay Rogers, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, Inc., Chandler, Arizona, USA
SOCIAL IMPACT: Tasos Calantzis, CEO of Terrestrial, Pretoria, South Africa
EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES: Mariana Amatullo, Co-Founder and Vice President of Designmatters at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
STRATEGY & RESEARCH: Lorraine Justice, Dean of College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
DIY: Becky Stern, Founder of Sternlab, Brooklyn, NY, USA
INTERIORS & EXHIBITIONS: Jury Captain to be announced soon.
About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →